“The Professionals” by James Dietz

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L/E of 650 S/N by the Artist: $125
Image Size: 29" x 12.5"
Paper Size: 35" x 18.5"

Plane Type: Boeing F4B-4

A summer day off the coast of California and the flight deck of the U.S.S. Lexington swarms with activity. Flying the premiere Navy fighter, the stubby Boeing F4B-4, pilots of Fighting Two ready for take-off. Certainly all Naval Aviators are considered professionals but these men were unique; they were a small group of hand-picked enlisted pilots. The flying Chiefs of VF-2 were selected from all rated enlisted pilots; it was both an honor and a challenge to fly with Fighting Two.